Lab Director


John E. Grable, Ph.D., CFP

Professor and Athletic Association Endowed Professor of Financial Planning

Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

University of Georgia

Professor John Grable teaches and conducts research in the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Georgia where he holds an Athletic Association Endowed Professorship. Prior to entering the academic profession he worked as a pension/benefits administrator and later as a Registered Investment Adviser in an asset management firm. Dr. Grable served as the founding editor for the Journal of Personal Finance and co-founding editor of the Journal of Financial Therapy. His research interests include financial risk-tolerance assessment, behavioral financial planning, and financial planning help-seeking behavior. He has been the recipient of numerous research and publication awards and grants, and is active in promoting the link between research and financial planning practice where he has published over 100 refereed papers, co-authored three financial planning textbooks, and co-edited a financial planning and counseling scales book. Dr. Grable currently writes a quarterly column for the Journal of Financial Service Professionals, serves as the Director of the Financial Planning Performance Lab, and serves as the co-editor of Financial Planning Review.